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    Tumbler Quilt

    I am thinking about making a tumbler quilt or some call it thimble quilt, have any of you made one? If so, could you possibly post some pictures so I can see them? Thank you.

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    I have made one, sorry I don't have a pic. Just put tumbler quilt pics in a google search and you'll see many.

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    I love them!! I made one many years ago. I would take a pic of it but I brought it to the vet hospital, to keep my dog company after his surgery, and they lost it . It was getting worn out, anyway.

    Mine was a charm tumbler. I used each fabric only once. I want to make another plus a mini tumbler doll quilt.
    ~~Cathy~~

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    This one is not mine, I took the pic at a quilt show - it's gorgeous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    This one is not mine, I took the pic at a quilt show - it's gorgeous!
    Wow! That is gorgeous and the tumblers are small, too!

    I made my first one after seeing one at a quilt show, also. I had one of the helpers measure the size of the tumblers (this was back in the day before computers, rotary cutters, etc) and I cut them all out using a template that I made out of a piece of cardboard.

    Here is a blog entry about them and sort of shows how they are put together:

    http://joanne-threadhead.blogspot.co...ler-quilt.html
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Wow, I love that! So beautiful, with seemingly hundreds of different fabrics. Love it!
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    I am making one right now. Using the 10" Tumbler template I bought from Missouri Star Quilt Co. The fabrics I am using are from the Farmer's Market collection. It is fun and not difficult, but there are alot of bias edges, starch heavily. I cannot post a picture because I don't know how and I don't have a camera. Very technologically challenged.

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    Ive got the GO tumbler dies. super easy and quick....

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    This is a vintage top that I bought on eBay - looks like a mix of new and used fabrics from the 30's & 40's and maybe 50's. It's beautifully pieced by machine and my quilting doesn't do it justice, but it's bright and cheerful and soft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    This is a vintage top that I bought on eBay - looks like a mix of new and used fabrics from the 30's & 40's and maybe 50's. It's beautifully pieced by machine and my quilting doesn't do it justice, but it's bright and cheerful and soft.
    That's very pretty and the older fabrics remind me alot of mine that got lost at the vet hospital I wouldn't have minded so much if my dog was actually using it when I came to visit him but it was missing the next day. Oh, well, I'm sure somebody else's dog will get some comfort from it.
    ~~Cathy~~

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    I made this tumbler table runner for my friend last Halloween. I love the tumbler and have already started another one.


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    I'm making one right now also. I'm using the small Accuquilt die (I think it's 3 1/2"). I will be cutting for a while . . . . I only have about 100 tumblers so far.

    Susie

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    wow they quite lovely
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Thank all of you for the pictures and comments on tumbler quilts. All the quilts are beautiful

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    I have been wanting to make a tumbler quilt but haven't yet. I guess it falls in with wanting to make a dresden plate and haven't done one of those yet either.

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    Here is another website for a free "tumbler" quilt pattern. http://lindafranz.com/product.php?productId=37
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    LOVE Missouri Star Quilt videos! I was going to post a link for it until I saw yours.

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    I have made 2 of the tumbler quilts they aren't hard to make and turned out very nice. just don't have pictures. sorry but they look like the pattern shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    This one is not mine, I took the pic at a quilt show - it's gorgeous!
    What a GORGEOUS quilt! Thanks so much for sharing the photo with us, and extra thanks for photographing the description card affixed to the quilt. I wanna make one of these so bad ...

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    Sewing with Nancy has a show that includes tumbler quilts http://video.wpt2.org/video/2174197445/

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    Missouri Star Quilt C is the best.... do go to YouTube or their sight.... their tumbler quilt could not be easir... they even have a template for it... just watch Jenny... she makes it all so easy.... pre cuts are great, but mo one says you have to use them,,, the process is still the same with your scrap fabrics...
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    I did a tumbler quilt using the MSQ small template. I decided to piece the material and then cut using the template. Mine looks like glasses half full. White on top and a colour material on the bottom. I have much fun and I love the way it turned out.

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    I tried putting my Go! tumblers together last night and cannot get them to line up correctly. No matter how I do it, they are not even at the top and bottom. What am I doing wrong?
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